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30/06/2021

leading you up the garden path

June has been a gentle summer - with both warm and rainy days - today is the perfect example of what I imagined years ago. An English summer's day - warming up after a night of rain, with sunlight highlighting wet leaves and glistening flowers.

Alpine strawberries sweetly scenting the stone wall - as you walk by you are hit by their intense fruity fragrance, this mixes with the spicy aroma of the geraniums as their leaves warm up in the sunshine.


It seems that I am not the only one attracted to the aromatic bouquet lingering around the angelica. I can see you Mr Snail!
My little succulent gardens are growing, filling their pots and growing offshoots at a rapid rate - they must be happy.





There is something incredibly fascinating about the hydroscopic nature of Alchemilla mollis leaves - I love that the raindrops look like beads of glass. It's quiet unpretentious apple green leaves and lime green flowers are a delight as they froth along the top of the wall.








In the cool of the shade as I went down the path, the plants and flowers were less scented - they also need the sun to excite their perfume. However the cat mint was still able to exude enough aroma to attract the cat.... it is now known as the 'flat' mint ....
Our mini meadow is full of yellow rattle,  which excites me - you can already see the grass surrounding it looks less vigorous, the cat finds this wild part of the garden perfect to lie in, she vanishes and sleeps. 







A small wild piece of Eden, full of birds, insects, a fat and rather cantankerous and indolent white cat and us - bliss.

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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Loved seeing the garden & read your descriptive words, just like of old. The succulent pots look great & I can imagine relaxing out there with the surrounding floral scent & quietness. Thank you. Take care & hugs.

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  2. Beautiful pictures of a lovely garden

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  3. It’s all so natural and wild and so lovely to walk through. Thank you for the tour

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  4. I can see 'new' features in your lovely garden. I think I also saw a glimpse of Moss. We are so lucky to have outdoor space. x

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    1. We are lucky, we use it to "escape" in to, but like the cat I suppose 😊 x

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  5. Your garden looks fabulous Kate - I can almost smell it - raindrops on leaves are just beautiful. I particularly love the 'flat mint' lol We used to have a white cat that loved the stuff.

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  6. Your garden looks fabulous Kate - an artist's space - especially love the 'flatmint' lol. We used to have a white cat that loved the stuff.

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    1. Chuckle, love the thought you had a white cat that also imbibed in the flat mint😁

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  7. How well you describe your garden! I Have greatly enjoyed strolling through such a beautiful garden from my armchair. I have to add that I do love wild gardens that have no apparent organised structure to them and if they are packed with plenty of nature's wonders then better still. I see a creative hand in that wildness. :-) Enjoy! Amanda x





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  8. Ooo, lushness!! Beautiful.

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